Jesus Feeds the 5,000 – CRC Sunday Sermon

March 31, 2019
(Links to recordings of hymns and the sermon are in blue font)

Pastoral Reading
Ephesians 1:3-10

Opening Hymn
Crown Him With Many Crowns (Trinity Hymnal #295)

Prayer
Focus this Week: Jim Reeher 

Congregational Hymns
There is a Fountain Filled with Blood (Trinity Hymnal #253)
Jesus Paid it All (Trinity Hymnal #308)

Offering Hymn
In His Love He Has Redeemed Us

In His love He has redeemed us, Given hope instead of dread.
For He resurrected Jesus, Our Savior from the dead.

An inheritance He gives us, incorruptible above. 
He will keep it safe in heaven, Reserved for us in love.

He will keep our faith from failing, None of His will fall away. 
He preserves them for salvation, Revealed in the last day.

Refrain
Le us praise the God and Father of our Savior and our Lord,
who because of His great mercy, 
His grace to us outpoured.

Scripture Reading
Exodus 16:1-31

Preaching the Word
Jesus Feeds the 5,000 – He is Greater than Moses (link to sermon audio)
YouTube Link

Closing Hymn
Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah, Trinity Hymnal #598

The Death of John the Baptist: The Wicked Man’s Fear – CRC Sunday Sermon

March 24, 2019
(Links to recordings of hymns and the sermon are in blue font)

Responsive Reading
Psalm 150 (Trinity Hymnal #841)

Praise the Lord
Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his might heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.

Praise him with the sound of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute,

praise him with clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord.

Opening Hymn
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (Trinity Hymnal #296)

Prayer
Focus this week: Rite

Congregational Hymns
Blessed Assurance (Trinity Hymnal #693)

By Grace I am an Heir of Heaven (Trinity #695)

1 By grace I am an heir of heaven:
why doubt this, O my trembling heart?
If what the Scriptures promise clearly
is true and firm in ev’ry part,
this also must be truth divine:
by grace a crown of life is mine.

2 By grace alone shall I inherit
that blissful home beyond the skies.
Works count for naught, the Lord incarnate
has won for me the heav’nly prize.
Salvation by his death he wrought,
his grace alone my pardon bought.

3 By grace! These precious words remember
when sorely by your sins oppressed,
when Satan comes to vex your spirit,
when troubled conscience sighs for rest;
what reason cannot comprehend,
God does to you by grace extend.

4 By grace! Be this in death my comfort;
despite my fears, ’tis well with me.
I know my sin in all its greatness,
but also him who sets me free.
My heart to naught but joy gives place,
since I am saved by grace, by grace.

Offering Hymn
Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer (HMA #66)

Scripture Reading
2 Kings 7:3-20

Preaching the Word
The Death of John the Bapist – The Wicked Man’s Fear
Matthew 14:1-12
YouTube link

Closing Hymn
Psalm 53 in Psalter
53 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”

    They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity;
    there is none who does good.
2 God looks down from heaven
    on the children of man
to see if there are any who understand,[b]
    who seek after God.
3 They have all fallen away;
    together they have become corrupt;
there is none who does good,
    not even one.
4 Have those who work evil no knowledge,
    who eat up my people as they eat bread,
    and do not call upon God?
5 There they are, in great terror,
    where there is no terror!
For God scatters the bones of him who encamps against you;
    you put them to shame, for God has rejected them.
6 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
    When God restores the fortunes of his people,
    let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

Where is your Treasure? – CRC Sunday Sermon

March 10, 2019

RESPONSIVE READING

Psalm 99 #820 Trinity Hymnal
The Lord reigns, let the nations tremble;

he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake.
Great is the Lord in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations.

Let them praise your great and awesome name – he is holy.
The King is might, he loves justice –

you have established equity;
in Jacob you have done what is just and right.
Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy.
Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name;

they call on the Lord and he answered them.
He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud;

they kept his statutes and the decrees he gave them.
O Lord our God, you answered them; you were to Israel a forgiving God, though you punished their misdeeds.
Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the Lord our God is holy.

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